This page contains materials developed by Alabama as well as other states/organizations that may prove valuable as Alabama teachers implement the new mathematics standards.
MathWorks - Achieve has produced a series of “Mathematics at Work” brochures to examine how higher-level mathematics is used in today’s workplaces.The brochures present case studies drawn from leading industries nationwide to illustrate the advanced mathematics knowledge and skills embedded in jobs that offer opportunities for advancement and are accessible to high school graduates. The series underscores that all high school graduates - regardless of whether they enroll in college, join the workforce or enter the military - benefit from acquiring a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set in mathematics.
MODELS OF COLLABORATION is a three-part program that features elementary, middle, and high school collaboration/co-teaching teams. The DVDs are professional development resources for regional educational laboratories, school districts, and Institutions of High Education (pre-service teachers). Each DVD contains video clips of collaborative teachers:
- Implementing instructional through frequently used co-teaching models;
- Designing and organizing instruction during collaborative planning;
- Engaging in conversation about the collaborative process.
The Art of Questioning - Making the Common Core Come Alive! Newsletter
QUALITYCORE - ACT's QualityCore is a research-driven solution to raise the quality and intensity of high school core courses. It is a comprehensive program that supports the current curriculum and instructional methods. Components of the QualityCore program include an interactive formative item pool that provides educators with customizable quizzes and interim/benchmark assessments in core high school courses. For 2012-13, Alabama will implement QualityCore in English 9, English 10, Algebra I, and Geometry. In addition to the formative and benchmark/interim assessments, comprehensive assessments that provide data on cumulative learning are provided for each of the core high school courses.
Correlation Documents-QualityCore Course Standards and the Alabama Course of Study These correlation documents have been developed to assist you in designing assessments from the QualityCore website's Test Builder. We have taken the QC course standard and correlated it to standards in our Alabama course of study. Please note that these are draft documents and edits are still being made. If you have any suggestions for changes to these documents, please email Cindy Freeman at email@example.com.
Correlation Documents - The 2010 AL Course of Study: Mathematics and the ARMT+ Item Specifications
ARMT+ Item Specifications for Mathematics
FlipBooks - This resource developed by the Kansas DOE is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. You will find research, "unpacked" standards from many states, instructional strategies, and examples for grade-level standards in this resource.
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Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8 - Research from the What Works Clearinghouse that provides recommendations for developing problem-solving abilities in your students. This documents provides examples that can be implemented in your classroom immediately.
A Road Map for Math Achievement - Findings from the National Mathematics Panel
Research from the National Center for Improving Student Learning & Achievement in Mathematics & Science
Achieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.
Achievethecore.org provides free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing the Common Core State Standards.
AMSTI (Alabama Mathematics, Science, & Technology Initiative) is the Alabama Department of Education's initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide. Simply click on Math in the top menu and you will find a multitude of resources to assist you in implementing the 2010 Alabama Course of Study: Mathematics.
CCGPS.org - This site is a clearinghouse for math resources. Just select a grade level and a math standard, click on the link, and you will be taken to a page with multiple resources for teaching the standard.
Inside Mathematics is a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, as well as video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.
K-5 Math Teaching Resources - This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The free printables are suitable for use in math centers, small group activities or whole-class settings. Instructions for each activity are presented in child-friendly language to enable students to work on tasks independently after a brief introduction to the task.
LiveBinders- This link provides access to free resources to assist with implementing RtI in elementary and secondary classrooms and developing visual literacy.
The Math Assessment Resource Service (MARS) offers a growing collection of resources to help leaders provide high-quality mathematics instruction to all students. Included on this site are strategies and tools to use when implementing the new mathematics standards.
Math Common Core Coalition - This site includes material or links to information and resources that the organization of the coalition are providing to the public and the education community about the CCSSM.
MathNEXUS - News and ideas for teachers and learners of mathematics.
Math Practices - Explore this site to learn more about the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and how they can be connected to the content standards. Use our Illustrations, centered on student dialogues, to see the Mathematical Practices (MPs) in action. Each Illustration of the Mathematical Practices (MPs) consists of a mathematics task; a student dialogue based on that task; information about grade level, standards, and the context for the dialogue; teacher reflection questions; a mathematical overview; and optional student materials. While the primary use of Illustrations is for teacher learning about the MPs, some components are designed for classroom use with students. Go to “Browse Illustrations” to find Illustrations for particular MPs.
The MSPnet Academy includes a series of Webinars from leaders in the MSP community and beyond on topics that will address STEM teaching and learning, policy, and professional development. These webinars include topics focusing on the content of the Common Core Standards in mathematics.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives provides a wealth of virtual manipulatives for grades K-12.
The NSDL Math Common Core Collection contains digital learning objects related to specific Common Core Mathematics Standards.
National Math and Science Initiative provides the tools you need to prepare for the implementation of the College-and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS).
PBS LearningMedia is your destination for easy, instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos and interactives perfect for the Whiteboard. You will also find audio files, photos and in-depth lesson plans.
Secondary Sample Tasks - These secondary tasks, with development led by the Dana Center, are a rich set of instructional tasks that exemplify expectations leading to Achieve's college-and career-ready standards. These tasks cover a range of student expectations, include a variety of solution strategies, and correlate to other documents being created for this work.
Shell Centre for Mathematical Education - Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) aims to bring to life the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in a way that will help teachers and their students turn their aspirations for achieving them into classroom realities. This site provides summative tests or tasks, formative assessment lessons and professional development modules. An excellent sources of tasks for high school teachers!
Spelling City - This site provides math word lists based on the Common Core State Standards so teachers and parents can supplement the curriculum with interactive educational vocabulary games. Vocabulary lists are provided for grades K-12.
Standards for Mathematical Practice PD Resources - The Iowa Department of Education has organized professional development materials (including assessments and students cases) to help teachers better understand the Standards for Mathematical Practice.